White Truffle Italian Basil Pesto Spaghetti

This recipe is truly a summer favorite! Make it at home, for a date night or a family affair. You will love this one.

White Truffle Oil

I used white truffle oil for this recipe, so the truffle flavours are infused into the sauce during the blending process, and when sautéed. You could used real white truffle but its more expensive and may not be as aromatic as the oil.

I used this truffle oil. Its the best one I’ve used so far!

Spaghetti (and not any other pasta!)

The reason spaghetti is the best pasta option to use for this recipe is because it can hold a lot of the sauce. Using pappardelle or fettuccini are also good options. This sauce is not a thick one, its quite liquid because of the oils and nuts, so when using penne, farfalle or fusilli you may not get enough of the sauce with each bite. Trust me, the choice of pasta matters!

Boil Your Pasta Right

Please read this for mistakes you may be making when cooking your pasta. Here are 5 tips to cook better pasta!

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White Truffle Italian Basil Pesto Spaghetti

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A fresh basil pesto with some gorgeous white truffle flavours that is extremely easy to make!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2

Equipment

  • 1 sauteuse
  • 1 Food Processor
  • 1 Spatula
  • 1 Chopping Board
  • 1 Sharp knife

Ingredients
  

  • 100 grams boiled pasta (spaghetti) slightly undercooked and KEEP the pasta water please!

White Truffle Pesto

  • 75 grams fresh Italian basil or mixed basil
  • 2 tsps minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup white truffle oil
  • 3 tbsps olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan or nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup roasted pine nuts

Seasoning

  • 1 green chilli minced
  • 1 tbsp minced dill
  • 1 tbsp red chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Tabasco

Optional Veggies

  • 4 brown button mushrooms sliced

Instructions
 

  • Boil the pasta and keep the pasta water (make sure the pasta is slightly undercooked)
  • Blend all the ingredients for the pesto in a food processor.
  • In a cast iron sauteuse or stainless steel sauteuse, sauté the fresh pesto until fragrant.
  • Add the chilli and the rest of the seasoning. Stir it in for a few minutes
  • Add the pasta water, and sauté the mixture until it starts to thicken.
  • Add the boiled pasta, and let it cook with the sauce for a few minutes with the lid on
  • Serve warm, with grated parmesan or extra nutritional yeast on top, and some fresh chilli flakes as well.
  • You don't have to use all the sauce from the pan, you can store the sauce in a glass jar for another meal!

Notes

Don’t forget to share, comment, or tag me in your recreations! I would love to see!
Keyword Basil, Italian, Pesto, White Truffle
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